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Maddux, Glavine, Thomas on Hall of Fame ballot

There are 19 newcomers on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, joining steroid-tainted holdovers Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa.

No set date for decision on Johnny Manziel's future

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin says he doesn't know when Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel will decide whether to enter the 2014 NFL draft.

Defense may hold key to season for Kansas men's basketball

There are few things that Kansas coach Bill Self loves more than playing defense. But he also loves a roster full of NBA-caliber talent on his team, and sometimes it's hard for those two loves to coexist.

Bill Belichick has made notable decisions — good and bad

Bill Belichick has made plenty of notable decisions in his 14 seasons as the highly successful coach of the New England Patriots. Most have worked out. Others have been failures.

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose out for season

The team said Rose had successful surgery Monday morning in Chicago to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee.

No. 4 Auburn just another big game for No. 1 'Bama

Alabama (11-0, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) visits No. 4 Auburn on Saturday in a game that has much of the state in a fever pitch.

Alexander Steen scores 2 in Blues' 3-0 win over Wild

Jaroslav Halak made 22 saves, and Alexander Steen scored twice to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.

Heisman voters wait on Winston as race muddles

A Heisman race that not long ago seemed well-defined has been muddled in so many ways.

Rangers introduce No. 84, new first-base player Prince Fielder

The Rangers introduced their newest player Monday, five days after acquiring him in a blockbuster trade of All-Stars, with popular second baseman Ian Kinsler going to Detroit.

AP source: Former Missouri player Kinsler traded for Fielder

The Tigers and Rangers agreed to a blockbuster trade Wednesday night that would send Detroit slugger Prince Fielder to Texas for second baseman Ian Kinsler, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

Cardinals sign Matheny to 3-year extension

The St. Louis Cardinals gave manager Mike Matheny a three-year contract extension Wednesday, rewarding him for deep postseason runs in his first two seasons on the job.

Costas to offer interviews, not commentary, on Russia law

Bob Costas will add late-night hosting duties to his prime-time responsibilities for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. One of the issues he plans to address is Russia's so-called "gay propaganda" law, but he has no intention of offering a commentary on the issue.

Cam Newton lifts Panthers over Patriots 24-20

Cam Newton threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Ted Ginn Jr. with 59 seconds left and the Carolina Panthers held off the New England Patriots 24-20 Monday night for their sixth straight victory when officials picked up a penalty flag on the final play.

No. 1 Alabama unhappy with play, even in win

Alabama left its latest performance not wanting to feel like that again, especially on offense.

Johnson makes case as one of the all-time greats

It took Jimmie Johnson just 13 races into his rookie season with Hendrick Motorsports to prove to his team he was a rare talent.

Former Missouri pitcher Max Scherzer wins Cy Young

Former Missouri All-American pitcher Max Scherzer won the AL honor after leading the majors in wins while going 21-3. He received 28-of-30 first-place votes.

Penn State seeks fourth straight wrestling title

Penn State, which opens its dual season Saturday at Rider, could be the first team since Oklahoma State (2003 to 2006) to claim four straight NCAA team crowns.

Dolphins case puts GM, coaching jobs in jeopardy

The Dolphins' harassment scandal is threatening the season and job security, leaving the future of coach Joe Philbin, his assistants and general manager Jeff Ireland in doubt.

Rams' defensive core was in place when Fisher arrived

On Sunday, the Rams (4-6) totaled four interceptions with three against the Colts' quarterback Andrew Luck, matching his season total the previous eight games. The Colts never threatened another comeback effort they've been known for, and were held to just 18 yards rushing and 2 for 12 on third down.

Bucs hold off Dolphins 22-19 for first victory

Rookie Mike Glennon threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tackle Donald Penn and led a long fourth-quarter touchdown drive to put the Buccaneers ahead for good in a 22-19 victory over the embattled Miami Dolphins on Monday night.

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